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University of Minnesota

Primary location

University of Minnesota
Blood & Marrow Transplant Program - Adults

420 Delaware Street, Southeast
MMC 803
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Direct phone: (612) 273-2800
Toll-free: (888) 601-0787

Secondary location

University of Minnesota Medical Center and
Univ. of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hosp.

2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Total transplants by cell source

From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018
  • Marrow: 132
  • PBSC: 62
  • Cord Blood: 91
  • Autologous (PBSC or Marrow): 209
Performs adult; pediatric transplants

Overview

Transplant is a time of great challenge and great hope. At University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, our blood and marrow transplant team offers superior clinical treatment along with compassionate and personalized patient care. Our physicians provide Autologous and Allogeneic transplant options for malignant and non-malignant disease including many rare genetic conditions. We have extensive expertise with different stem cell sources and conditioning intensities tailored to the patient's disease risk and tolerance for intense therapy. The worlds first successful matched, related donor bone marrow transplant was performed in 1968, at our center. Our extensive history allows us to provide specialized treatment options for patients including those with high risk, relapsed, and refractory disease. To date, our physicians have performed over 8,000 BMTs. Our adult and the pediatric hospitals are authorized centers for the FDA approved CA

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1968 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 1988.

Attending physicians

Adult - Mukta Aurora, Veronika Bachanova, Brian Betts, Claudio Brunstein, Najla El Jurdi, Fiona He, Shernan Holtan, Murali Janakiram, Joseph Maakaron, Jeffrey Miller, Armin Rashidi, Arne Slungaard, Greg Vercelotti, Erica Warlick, Daniel J. Weisdorf

Pediatric - Bruce Blazar, Christen Ebens, Ashish Gupta, Troy Lund, Margaret L. MacMillan, Paul Orchard, Angela Smith, Heather Stefanski, Jakub Tolar, John Wagner

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The hospital Accommodations Department maintains a list of nearby hotels and motels that provide discounts to hospital/clinic patients. Many of these hotels provide free shuttle service. This Department also administers fully furnished apartments for transplant patients and their caregivers. The hospital security department provides free shuttle service to/from the Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald House, and the hospital affiliated apartments. In addition, the BMT social workers provide information and coaching to patients/families re: additional housing options in the Twin Cities area. They assist in coordinating housing arrangements. Ronald McDonald house for pediatric families, which has 48 units and there is no cost to the families. This facility is located 2 blocks away from the hospital /clinic and has shuttle service. The Hope Lodge with 40 rooms available to adult BMT and cancer patients and caregivers. Various apartments and hotels for patients within 1-2 miles from the hospital/clinic which provide shuttle service Adult patients: Weekly caregiver support group on the inpatient unit and at Hope Lodge two times per month. Pediatric patients: Additional resources: Child-Family Life specialists are pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization. They provide information, support and guidance for managing stress and anxiety to parents, siblings and other family members, Care Partners volunteers provide nonmedical support to families of pediatric hematology/oncology and blood or marrow transplant patients receiving care at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.


About the center

Overview

Transplant is a time of great challenge and great hope. At University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, our blood and marrow transplant team offers superior clinical treatment along with compassionate and personalized patient care. Our physicians provide Autologous and Allogeneic transplant options for malignant and non-malignant disease including many rare genetic conditions. We have extensive expertise with different stem cell sources and conditioning intensities tailored to the patient's disease risk and tolerance for intense therapy. The worlds first successful matched, related donor bone marrow transplant was performed in 1968, at our center. Our extensive history allows us to provide specialized treatment options for patients including those with high risk, relapsed, and refractory disease. To date, our physicians have performed over 8,000 BMTs. Our adult and the pediatric hospitals are authorized centers for the FDA approved CA

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1968 and has been an NMDP/Be The Match transplant center since May 1988.

Attending physicians

Adult - Mukta Aurora, Veronika Bachanova, Brian Betts, Claudio Brunstein, Najla El Jurdi, Fiona He, Shernan Holtan, Murali Janakiram, Joseph Maakaron, Jeffrey Miller, Armin Rashidi, Arne Slungaard, Greg Vercelotti, Erica Warlick, Daniel J. Weisdorf

Pediatric - Bruce Blazar, Christen Ebens, Ashish Gupta, Troy Lund, Margaret L. MacMillan, Paul Orchard, Angela Smith, Heather Stefanski, Jakub Tolar, John Wagner

Transplants performed

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on

Adult and pediatric

Other programs and services

The hospital Accommodations Department maintains a list of nearby hotels and motels that provide discounts to hospital/clinic patients. Many of these hotels provide free shuttle service. This Department also administers fully furnished apartments for transplant patients and their caregivers. The hospital security department provides free shuttle service to/from the Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald House, and the hospital affiliated apartments. In addition, the BMT social workers provide information and coaching to patients/families re: additional housing options in the Twin Cities area. They assist in coordinating housing arrangements. Ronald McDonald house for pediatric families, which has 48 units and there is no cost to the families. This facility is located 2 blocks away from the hospital /clinic and has shuttle service. The Hope Lodge with 40 rooms available to adult BMT and cancer patients and caregivers. Various apartments and hotels for patients within 1-2 miles from the hospital/clinic which provide shuttle service Adult patients: Weekly caregiver support group on the inpatient unit and at Hope Lodge two times per month. Pediatric patients: Additional resources: Child-Family Life specialists are pediatric health care professionals who work with children and families to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization. They provide information, support and guidance for managing stress and anxiety to parents, siblings and other family members, Care Partners volunteers provide nonmedical support to families of pediatric hematology/oncology and blood or marrow transplant patients receiving care at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.


Overall center survival


Patient survival information for this center

University of Minnesota Blood and Marrow Transplant Program - Adults

This center's actual 1-year survival results are similar to the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2015, 2016, 2017, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 273 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 66.2%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 63.5% and 73.9%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes.

For overall survival for all patients transplanted with a specific disease, please see U.S. Patient Survival report at bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov.

University of Minnesota Blood and Marrow Transplant Program - Pediatrics

This center's actual 1-year survival results are similar to the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2015, 2016, 2017, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 168 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 84.5%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 76.6% and 87.8%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes.

For overall survival for all patients transplanted with a specific disease, please see U.S. Patient Survival report at bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov.

Number of adult transplants

Total adult transplants


333

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 48 56 0 104
Unrelated donor 16 3 39 58
Total allogeneic 64 59 39 162
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
171
-- 171
Total combined
294 39 333

Number of pediatric transplants

Total pediatric transplants


161

Transplants reported (From January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 as reported by the centers)

Marrow PBSC Cord blood Total
Allogeneic
Related donor 40 0 4 44
Unrelated donor 28 3 48 79
Total allogeneic 68 3 52 123
Autologous
Both marrow & PBSC
38
-- 38
Total combined
109 52 161

Transplants by disease

All diseases

Number of transplants by age reported from January 1, 2017 to December 31st, 2018 (includes marrow, PBSC and cord blood)

0-18 19-44 45-64 65+ Total
Related 37 27 56 28 148
Unrelated 73 22 30 12 137
Autologous 39 21 76 73 209
Total 149 70 162 113 494

Treatments may be similar for diseases within a group. It might be helpful to look at centers that have done transplants for a specific disease and centers that have done transplants for any corresponding broad disease categories.

Centers are not required to report autologous transplants so the numbers might be incomplete.

More information about transplants for this disease can be found:

Additional information

Transplant center resources

If you have transplant-related questions, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this center, please call the transplant center's direct phone number.

Be The Match patient navigators

Patient navigators can answer your questions about choosing a transplant center and provide support and education to help you throughout your transplant journey.

Inside the United States: 1 (888) 999-6743

Outside the United States: 1 (763) 406-3410.
(Long distance or international charges may apply.)

Email: patientinfo@nmdp.org

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